PERRY, Maine (AP) - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell are visiting Maine to talk about education reform for schools on tribal land.
The two members of President Barack Obama's cabinet on Monday are visiting the Beatrice Rafferty School, located on the Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point reservation.
They said they'll tour the school to get a firsthand look at the need for additional funding and to meet with school officials, teachers, and students. Bureau of Indian Affairs Director Monty Roessel will be there, along with Pleasant Point Chief Clayton Cleaves and school Principal Mike Chadwick.
Last year, the two secretaries convened a study group to assess issues within Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools, which are among the lowest performing in the country.